For this article, we are going to be taking a look at what we feel are the best UV filters for Canon 700d owners currently available on the market right now. Before getting into the bulk of the article, we just want to point out that the thread size of the filter needs to match the thread size of your lens, not the thread size of your lens mount on the camera body.
If you don’t know the thread size of your lens then you will probably be able to find it wrote on the lens near the front lens element, on the lens cap, or in the owners manual. Once you have the thread size of your lens of choice you are able to order the correct sized UV filter that will correctly fit your lens.
Although the original use of a UV filter back in the day was to limit the amount of UV light that got into your lens and eventually hit your camera sensor and film to prevent the ultraviolet rays causing damage. These days, the vast majority of UV filters are used to protect the forward lens element on your lens and they do a solid job of it as shown in the image below.
The Gobe UV Filter Range
With Gobe being a fresh and hungry startup that only have a few years of experience behind them and little funding, they had to innovate their filter production process to allow them to produce competitive lens filters for the lowest possible price. Thankfully, it worked and Gobe has been able to either match or beat the quality offered by their competitors while also being able to offer their filters at a cheaper price to exponentially grow their market share.
The three peak UV range offered by Gobe offer the best protection for you lens due to the use of the highest possible German Schott glass for the filter element as well as Gobes unique sixteen layer coating technology. Although Gobe has not confirmed what each layer actually is, they have confirmed that they have all been designed to both improve the performance of the lens while also helping to increase its robustness.
If you are looking to pick up a UV lens filter for your lens of choice on your Canon 700D then we would highly recommend that you pick up a Gobe UV filter. it will help protect your lens when mounted as well as make a nice, cheap little addition to your lens accessories.
The Hoya UV Filter Range
The Hoya range is extremely popular due Hoya providing decent quality filters for a fair price for decades. Over the years, their customer base has snowballed into what they have today offering a vast range of filters for various uses. If you do decide to go with Hoya then we would recommend that you stick with their PRO1 range as in our opinion, it offers the best blend of price and quality.
If you are looking to pick up a UV filter and are unable to source a Gobe filter for whatever reason then we would recommend you try to get your hands on a Hoya PRO1. Although a similar price and slightly lower quality in our opinion, it will still make a solid addition to your collection of 700d camera accessories.
Should You Use A UV Filter?
With the debate still raging on if you should or should not use a UV filter to protect your lens we thought we would share the video below as it echoes our thoughts and the importance of investing in a UV filter.
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Rebecca Wilson – UV Filter – https://flic.kr/p/5Vkbaa
John Haslam – Oops – https://flic.kr/p/4vqj7K